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Rangers injury list grows

Published 18/09/2012

Rangers manager Ally McCoist insists he has no option but to cope with his injury problems despite admitting the loss of David Templeton for a number of weeks is a “bitter blow” for the club.

The winger is set for a spell on the sidelines after being forced out of Saturday's goalless draw against Annan early on with ankle ligament damage.

McCoist said: “David has got a very sore one. The good news is that it's not broken. He has been for an X-ray but there is massive swelling and there looks to be a good bit of damage to the ligaments unfortunately. I couldn't put a timescale on the return from injury unfortunately but it's not great.” McCoist added: “Andy Little is another one. Andy has been a big player for us. Andy is longer-term and David looks like he is going to be longer-term. That said, we are where we are and we'll just have to handle it.”

Next up for Rangers is the visit of Queen of the South in the quarter-final of the Ramsdens Cup tonight — 24 hours before Celtic begin their Champions League campaign against Benfica.

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